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Image of Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle and others in front of Queens Library

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    OATH Commissioner Fidel F. Del Valle, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens community leaders hold press conference to announce OATH informational event with Chinese and Korean translators on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30PM at the Flushing Library on Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Read the announcement.
Image of OATH logo with the words Neighborhood pop-up court

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    On Friday, June 8th, OATH will hold its first Neighborhood Pop-Up Court in Brooklyn at the district office of Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. located at 1360 Fulton Street, Suite 500 Brooklyn, NY 11216. Summonses issued by the Sanitation Department that have upcoming hearing dates can be fought at the Pop-Up Court.
Mayor De Blasio signing Criminal Justice Reform Act
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    The Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) went into effect on June 13, 2017. The law gives the NYPD and other enforcement agencies the option to issue a civil summons that is filed with the OATH Hearings Division, instead of a criminal summons which is filed in Criminal Court. The law also makes Community Service a penalty option for those summonses that are contested at in-person OATH hearings.
Remote Hearing Methods
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    Did you receive a summons from the Sanitation Department, Parks Department, NYPD or Health Department?

    You can fight nearly every type of summons issued by those agencies using OATH’s convenient, Remote Hearing methods.
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    You do not need a lawyer to represent you at OATH hearings but if you need help understanding why you received a City summons and how to respond to it, you can contact the OATH Help Center online or visit a Help Center in person. There is a Help Center at all OATH Hearings Division locations. No appointment is necessary; just walk in during regular business hours.

Find Copies of Summonses
and Case Status Information

You can search for a summons, see a copy of the summons, and find your OATH hearing date by using the OATH Summons Finder. You can search for this information by name, address or the summons number.

Go to the Summons Finder

Note: Summonses issued to for hire vehicles or restaurants, and summonses issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs are not currently available using the Summons Finder.